Your gums help your smile look its best. But they also keep your teeth properly aligned and protect your body from dangerous bacteria that can lead to a variety of oral and general health problems.
If you have noticed a problem with your gums, call Dental Renaissance at 972-752-2855 to meet with Dr. Kari Blankenship at our Plano, Texas office.
Some common Periodontal Treatments Include:
What are Periodontic Treatments?
Periodontics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection caused by bacteria in plaque. When plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria irritate and inflame the gum tissues. If this condition is not treated in the early stage, called gingivitis, it can develop into periodontitis, which is the more advanced stage of gum disease.
What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is characterized by red, tender, bleeding, and swollen gums; periodontitis additionally involves gum recession and can eventually lead to bone loss and tooth loss.
Gingivitis can usually be controlled, and even reversed, with professional cleanings and improved at-home oral care if the condition is diagnosed and treated early.
Periodontitis, on the other hand, generally requires more involved, frequent treatment. We are pleased to provide high-quality treatment for gum disease at our office to return your smile to good health.
Dental Implants + Periodontics
In addition to focusing on the treatment of periodontal disease, periodontics includes the placement of dental implants. Dental implant placement requires specialized, advanced training for optimal results. To learn more about periodontics and how we can care for your smile, we welcome you to contact us today. Our dentist and team look forward to caring for you!